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Letters: What took leaders so long?

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Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 4:45 am

The letter by 60 Valley executives to Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce, demanding an end to the over-the-top focus on illegal immigration, is a triumph of pragmatism over racial prejudice and mean-spirited arrogance. How much pummeling can Arizona’s reputation take?

My only question is: What took so long? Half of Rome burnt down while our community leaders fiddled like a string section. Mozart might appreciate it, but those who lost the ability to feed their families from the economic consequences certainly do not.

Pearce is the quintessential example of an individual with an extremist agenda, inciting critically thoughtless, knee-jerk reactions and bringing out the worst in all of us. When, oh when, will we learn?

D.J. Diebold

Scottsdale/Mesa

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